City Controller Candidate Rebecca Rhynhart and Incumbent Alan Butkovitz Agree to Participate in Two Debates Leading up to Primary Election

Rebecca Reminds Voters that Today is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the Democratic Primary

Philadelphia, PA – Rebecca Rhynhart, Democratic candidate for City Controller, and Alan Butkovitz, Democratic incumbent, have agreed to participate in two debates in the weeks leading up to the Democratic Primary, which will take place on Tuesday, May 16th.

The first debate will be hosted by the Chestnut Hill Local and will take place on Thursday, April 27th, 7-8:30 pm, at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. This debate will be moderated by Holly Otterbein of Philadelphia Magazine and Pete Mazzaccaro, editor of the Chestnut Hill Local.

The second debate will be co-hosted by The Philadelphia Citizen and the Committee of Seventy,  and will take place on Tuesday, May 9th,6-7:30 pm, at Industrious Philadelphia in Center City, Philadelphia. This debate will be moderated by former Inquirer editor and WHYYNewsworks vice president Chris Satullo and is co-sponsored by the Crosstown CoalitionPhiladelphia 3.0 and the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia. It will be streamed live on Facebook.

“I look forward to talking about the issues affecting the city and discussing my vision for the future of Philadelphia,” said Rebecca Rhynhart, Democratic candidate for City Controller. “I am running to be an independent voice in city government and do more to eliminate wasteful spending, improve efficiency and ensure taxpayer dollars are being appropriately allocated towards needed city services. I hope these debates will remind Philadelphians of the importance of the role of the city controller and encourage them to go to the polls to vote in the Democratic Primary on May 16th.”

Today is also the last day to register to vote in the May 16th Democratic Primary. Individuals who have not yet registered may do so here.

Rebecca Rhynhart is the most qualified candidate for City Controller in recent history. With 15 years of financial experience, she spent the last nine years working at the City of Philadelphia, first as City Treasurer and Budget Director and then as Mayor Kenney’s Chief Administrative Officer. In her first run for office, Rebecca is the candidate with the independence and qualifications to restore trust, seeking to ensure government works on behalf of all Philadelphians. She is challenging the incumbent controller, Alan Butkovitz, believing that Philadelphians deserves more from their City Controller.



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